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Ask Kathy: Appliances and home sales

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherry | Ask Kathy Hi Kathy: When we moved to California and purchased a brand-new home, we learned that certain appliances were not included with the purchase. This was confusing to us as the practice on the East Coast is all appliances are included in the purchase of any home. When it comes time to […]

Interest rates and home value

Posted: December 9th, 2016 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherr Hello Kathy: I live in the Origen community of Civita in Mission Valley. The value of my home has gone up over $130,000 since my original purchase in 2013. Recently, home mortgage rates have been rising and indications are that they could continue to rise. Will rising interest rates slow down or […]

Talking title and title insurance

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Ask Kathy, Columns, Featured | No Comments

By Kathy McSherry | Ask Kathy Hi Kathy: My partner and I recently purchased a new home under construction. We will not close on the home for approximately eight months as they are just beginning to build it. When we were signing the purchase agreement, the sales agent briefly went over taking title to the […]

Congressional Watch: Trumping Issa

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Columns, Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Election Day 2016 is just over two months away, and for the first time since being elected to Congress in 2000, Darrell Issa (R-49) might face real difficulty in keeping his job. The millionaire Issa, the richest member of Congress for the third year running, is facing a challenge from […]

Acupuncture for pets, really?

Posted: August 12th, 2016 | Columns, Featured, Lifestyle, Pets | No Comments

By Sari Reis Acupuncture is a non-drug treatment that was developed in China about 5,000 years ago. Its goal is to encourage the body to heal itself by correcting energy imbalances that exist. The philosophy is based on the concept of “Qi”, the life force of energy, which when out of balance, causes disease. By […]